General Electric Edison Challenge for University Students in India

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Application Deadline: 17 January 2016

The GE Edison Challenge is an open innovation challenge for the university student community in India, organized by the GE India Technology Centre (GEITC). This is an exciting technical competition where your imagination, analytical skills and technical expertise will be challenged and stretched.

GEITC started the GE Edison Challenge as part of its University Relations program to promote technology and product innovation and encourage young minds towards research and development. Participants will be competing with India’s finest technical minds and will have the opportunity to present their mettle before senior scientists and engineers from GE as well as innovation thought leaders from the industry.

The 2016 Challenge

The digital and physical worlds are converging to create the Internet of (really important) Things. Things like energy, healthcare, transportation and water. If you have a digital-physical solution for India, sign up for the GE Edison Challenge 2016.

The Industrial Internet opens up a plethora of opportunities by connecting the physical machine with the digital world. A vast array of industrial machines – jet engines, power generators, oil & gas pipelines, locomotives, medical devices – are increasingly getting connected through the Internet. It is estimated that 50 billion machines will be connected by 2020. With the amount of data generated by machine sensors rising exponentially, coupled with big data analytics, the physical-digital convergence in the Industrial Internet can help solve pressing challenges in Energy, Healthcare, Transportation and Water, such as:

  • 30% of the 300GW of power generated in India is lost due to transmission-distribution loss, thermal loss and AC-DC conversion issues: Can micro-grid, smart grid or off-grid solutions help meet the demands in the power sector?
  • 1 million out of 30 million babies born across the world each year are victims of infant mortality: Is there a predictive technology to help save the lives of these babies?
  • 20% of the diseases in India are caused due to unsafe drinking water with diarrhea alone causing 1,600 deaths daily: Is there a digital technology to predict and prevent the pandemic?
  • Over INR 60,000 crore is lost annually due to traffic congestion, fuel wastage and operational inefficiencies in Indian rail, road, and flight transportation: Is there a digital-physical solution to bring in productivity and fuel efficiency?

Digital-physical solutions empower the end user with better knowledge and drive outcome-based services. They also optimize the operations of the end user ecosystem. If you have a digital-physical Industrial Internet solution on any of the above areas or beyond, sign up for the GE Edison Challenge 2016. Join us in developing a sustainable eco-system for the 1.2 billion lives in India.

The Prizes

  • The winning team will receive an award of INR 2 lakh and incubation grant of INR 8 lakh for their university and one runner-up team will receive an award of INR 1 lakh and incubation grant of INR 4 lakh for their university.
  • The top 25 finalist teams will get an opportunity to visit GE John F. Welch Technology Centre in Bangalore and see the R&D labs, interact with GE experts and attend a Predix platform workshop during their visit.


The GE Edison Challenge 2016 Milestones

  • 17 January 2016: Registration deadline
  • 22 January 2016: Registration confirmation
  • 15 February 2016: Report submission deadline
  • 22 February 2016: Announcement of finalists

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 GE Edison Challenge


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